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November 13, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Our history and folklore, both past and present are filled with all sorts of oddities that, for the most part, are used every day, but ...

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Historically Speaking: An Iowa boy who was bigger than life

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By Tom Morrow A friend of mine recently traveled to Orange County to meet his 24-year-old nephew who had arrived at John Wayne Airport. As they were walking ...

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November 6, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Last month a worldwide survey was conducted by the U.N. The only question asked of each nation member was: “Please give your honest opinion about ...

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Historically Speaking: The Defiant American

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Crazy Horse: The Noble Defiant American By Tom Morrow In describing Crazy Horse, the famed Oglala Lakota Sioux leader, author Chris Hedges observed, “There are few resistance figures ...

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October 30, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow If you haven’t already done so, be sure and vote next Tuesday, otherwise you don’t have any right to grouse about what bugs you about ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘A Most Dangerous Man’

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By Tom Morrow He is best-remembered as Scarlet O’Hara’s unrequited love, and the illusive Scarlet Pimpernel, but to Nazi Germany’s Joseph Goebbels he was “a most dangerous man.” ...

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October 23, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Recalling radio days of yesteryear The older we get, nostalgia often takes center stage — whether or not there were any real “good ol’ days,” ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Old Hickory’ Was Not Necessarily A Nice Man

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by Tom Morrow When you think of Andrew Jackson, and probably not many of you do, three things come to mind: He defeated the British in the Battle ...

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October 16, 2014

by Tom Morrow I just returned on a sojourn back to what’s left of my small hometown in Southern Iowa. Most of the visit was depressing, however there ...

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Historically Speaking: The War of the Victorian Cousins

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By: Tom Morrow Tracing and understanding the family history of Britain’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, their nine children, 20 grandsons and 22 granddaughters, is daunting at best. ...

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Historically Speaking: The ‘Wild” Father of U.S. Intelligence

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By Tom Morrow While the United States had spies as far back as the Revolutionary War, things didn’t get tightly organized until just before World War II. Army ...

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October 2, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

NOISE – Is it just me or do so many of our TV shows have louder music than the dialogue? There are several drama shows that are difficult ...

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Historically Speaking: Robert Oppenheimer

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Robert Oppenheimer: The Father of The Atomic Age By Tom Morrow The current TV miniseries, “Manhattan,” (Sundays on WGN America) has resurrected curiosity about the project that produced ...

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September 25, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Here’s a few answers from an essay-style sixth-grade test: “Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark.” “Middle Eastern history was written by Florence of Arabia.” “The ...

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Historically Speaking: The Owens Valley War

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The Owens Valley War By Tom Morrow Over the years, there has been much fighting within the state of California over gold, land, oil, but nothing like the ...

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